The Network for Aging Research (NAR) Advisory Committee consists of nine students, faculty and staff members at the University of Waterloo, representing five of the six faculties. There is one additional member representing the Research institute for Aging.

Faculty of Applied Health Sciences

Steven Mock

Mark Oremus

Faculty of Engineering

James Tung

  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering

Faculty of Environment

John Lewis

Faculty of Mathematics​

Jesse Hoey

  • Associate Professor, Cheriton School of Computer Science

Faculty of Science​

Tejal Patel

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Pharmacy
  • Cross appointment with the Department of Family Medicine, DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University


Lora Bruyn Martin

  • Research Application Specialist, Research Institute of Aging

Student Representatives

Samantha Biglieri

  • ​PhD (cand.), Planning 

Maggie MacNeil

  • PhD (cand.), Aging, Health and Wellbeing

Office of Research

Leslie Copp

Associate Director, Funding Agencies and Non-Profit Sponsors (CIHR, National Institutes of Health, and Genome Canada)